An increased thirst is normal in conditions such as hot weather, exercise, increased exertion, and similar situations. An abnormal or excessive thirst, also called polydipsia, can be the symptom of various disorders.
Dehydration is one obvious cause, and this can
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Simple causes of thirst include:
- Normal. It could simply be normal thirstiness.
- Heat exposure
- Exercise or exertion
- Reduced fluid ...
- Dehydration: Dehydration is a lack of adequate fluid in the body. Dehydration is a dangerous complication of various infections, and can
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- Diabetes: Diabetes is a metabolic disease where the body loses the ability to properly process sugars (glucose). The full medical name
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- Type 1 Diabetes: Type 1 Diabetes is also known as Juvenile Diabetes and its full medical name is Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (IDDM)
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- Type 2 Diabetes: Type 2 Diabetes is the most common form of diabetes and the less severe of the two most common forms
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- Kidney Disorders: Kidney disorders, or renal disorders, refers to any of the group of diseases that affect the kidneys. Acute kidney conditions
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